Blood Price
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Blood Books
Tanya Huff
Fiction
Penguin
September 25, 2007
272

Vicki Nelson, formerly of Toronto’s homicide unit and now a private detective, witnesses the first of many vicious attacks that are now plaguing the city of Toronto. As death follows unspeakable death, Vicki is forced to renew her tempestuous relationship with her former partner, Mike Celluci, to stop these forces of dark magic—along with another, unexpected ally… Henry Fitzroy, the illegitimate son of King Henry VIII, has learned over the course of his long life how to blend with humans, how to deny the call for blood in his veins. Without him, Vicki and Mike would not survive the ancient force of chaos that has been unleashed upon the world—but in doing so, his identity may be exposed, and his life forfeit.

I was house-sitting when I discovered this delicious series. Within the week I had run through all five books as well as the short stories. Blood Price is the first book. I love that Tanya has set the books up with the vampire as the secondary character. Vicki Nelson is the main character. She is a strong policewoman facing a career-ending medical condition leading to blindness. I also love that Henry Fitzroy (the vampire) is not moping and is quite religious. It makes for quite an interesting combination. To get into the mind of Tanya and her characters, please check out her interview “Not in My City” on this website.